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About Highland Tap

Highland Tap Steak Cellar is Atlanta's premier subterranean hideaway. A haven for local Atlantans since 1989, our stone walls and dimly lit clubby atmosphere is reminiscent of a 1920's speak-easy. Voted Atlanta's Best for Martinis every year since 1989, we offer slow roasted prime rib, hand-cut & wood grilled steaks and fresh seafood as well as burgers, salads and sandwiches. Highland Tap is a timeless venue for any occasion that strives to meet your every expectation.

1026 North Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday: 11:00pm-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Virginia Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 875-3673

Website:
http://www.nnnwcorp.com/highlandtap.html

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking behind restaurant, some street parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Chef Michael Zimmerman

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private room for groups up to 30 people. The entire restaurant is available for buy-out Monday-Saturday lunch and Sunday-Thursday dinner. We also have many different private dining menu's and we are more than willing to work with you to ensure that your event is fun and affordable!

Private Party Contact:
Jake Ketchum: (877) 333-0878

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Highland Tap Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
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Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Highland Tap has great steaks and excellent martinis! The menu also has seafood and salad choices. It's best to have a reservation if you have a group.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Great spot for dinner OR brunch! Good Bloody Mary's! Of the steaks are to die for. The veggies are all good! Service is always good. Great atmosphere!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Delicious food! Great Service. Drink okay. Will go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Used to get a full martini and then a backup in a little carafe. Still served the same way but only half as much. Disappointed that they skimped out on one of their trademark cool features. Steaks were over cooked.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 20, 2017

My family and I went to Highland Tap for my husbands birthday. The staff was warm and informative. The food was delicious, flavorful and pipping hot. My husband loved his prime rib and my daughter said the chicken fingers were the best ever! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Highland Tap's food and service are consistently very good. It maintains all the best qualities and ambience of a 50's New York steak house, with its dark, moody dining room.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Me & my husband had a awesome time food was awesome as a black couple this company was excellent 2 thumbs

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Service was a little lack-lustre. My bone-in steak was cooked all over the place - some places were well, med-well to near rare. The potatoe's au gratin that came with the salmon had a funk of a spice to them.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We have been dining at Highland Tap for about 30 years and have never been disappointed. We always ask for our same Waiter, David. He makes our dining experience very pleasurable and always with a smile! It is such a treat to dine at Highland Tap! Thank you! Wayne and Joanie, Inman Park.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Vegan, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was great, and the customer service was wonderful.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Servers were attentive and friendly. Food was served in a reasonable amount of time. Extensive beer list. Ample portions. My husband enjoyed the tuna tartare. He had prime rib; I had trout with grits and Brussel sprouts. We split the Baileys chocolate chip cheesecake. Well worth the calories.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Tried something new for Valentine's Day, it took over an hour for an appetizer, rarely saw our server, our entre came out about 1/2 hour after our appetizer and it was room temp at best. When I requested to see the manager the lady that came to our table was fairly polite and apologetic and offered to comp the meal. I told her I wasn't really looking for anything free but apparently that was her only solution so she snatched my plate up and we were on our way. The food looked like it would have been good, I would have liked to warm it up to try but this may have been only bcs I was starving at this point.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Friendly service and great food without breaking my wallet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We very much enjoyed our meal at Highland Tap. The food, atmosphere, & service were all wonderful. Plus they have free valet parking, and in Virginia Highlands, that's a great asset.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We we're celebrating my wife's birthday and it couldn't have been a better night. The wait staff was excellent, the atmosphere was neat (it reminded us of pubs in England) and the prime rib was delicious. We definitely will be going back!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 8, 2017

A cozy place for a fresh dinner with variety. I took a fried so we could catch up after a long absence. It was quiet so we could talk,. The waitperson was attentive but not at all intrusive.
No one seemed to mind that we sat for hours. A lovely winter's evening.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great Prime Rib. Very good, moderately priced casual steak restaurant/bar.
Great food and great service. We will visit again the next time we are in town.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We usually enjoy Highland Tap. Despite the noise, the food is good and reasonably priced. The service is usually excellent. On our last visit, my companion ordered a Caesar Salad with salmon and the lettuce was brown and somewhat wilted. This has not been our usual experience. The only "hitch" in our recent visit was that we presented an Open Table gift certificate and it seemed to confuse the server a bit. She later said that the manager had to call Open Table and get it validated/approved. Since it was our first time using a bonus certificate, we weren't sure whether this is the norm.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Wish we didn't have to walk thru a cloud of cigarette smoke on the way out. I don't care if people smoke but 6 or so smokers at the main exit tainted an otherwise good drinking and dining experience. This won't keep us from returning but try to find another better ventilated place for these folks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The food was outstanding. Had the filet and it was tender as butter. The drinks were well crafted.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Excellent crab cakes and steaks! I always receive friendly and expeditious service.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Great all the way around even though very every table full
Well Done in service and food !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Old school vib and very consistent. Tuesday is half-price steak burger night and it can't be beat -- yes, it's a real steak burger -- excellent!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Food was above average. Service was a little slow. Took about 1/2 hour longer than expected. But worth the wait. Nice draft beer selection and great martinis. Will definitely come back for dinner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food was absolutely outstanding. The cocktails were also creative and vibrant. I would highly recommend Highland Tap. Delightful experience!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Casual, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We love Highland Tap and have spent a few New Year's Eve's having dinner here. Great food, atmosphere and the service is excellent. Looking forward to having dinner here again and hoping it is soon!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Just great old steakhouse. Good food and affordable prices.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Excellent!!!! Service was spot on. Friendly staff. Too much cheese on escargot, but delicious.

Tags: Quick Bite, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Asked for dirty vodka martini without vermouth. Took them three tries.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2016

We've had better food. The food was good but it wasn't exceptional. I ordered a house salad with ranch dressing, but blue cheese was brought out. No big deal. I had the filet. It was ok but not flavorful. My wife had the trout and said it was good. The server was prompt and attentive. The décor was dark and rustic. Kind of reminded me of the old Steak and Ale restaurants. Drinks were strong and not watered down, but too much for the wife.
Overall it was good. If you live close, by all means give it a try. If you traveled over an hour to get here, like we did. I believe there are better places to go.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Great food & atmosphere for our friend get together!

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2016

We were warmly welcomed upon arriving and sat immediately despite being early for our reservation. The server greeted us promptly and we ordered drinks--they were out of the wine I selected, but she knew and suggested an alternative. We ordered an appetizer but needed a minute to consider the menu and specials. An extended period of time later, approx 7 minutes, we were able to flag the server down to order. The food arrived in a timely manner, but the au gratin potatoes I ordered were barely like warm and more firm than expected. I asked the server to warm them up and she did so promptly. Overall it was an ok dinner with several small issues. I have been to this restaurant several times over the years and will continue to go, but it might be a while before I return this time around.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Awesome prime rib! Love the escargot too.
Great experience in the real underground Atlanta.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Neighborhood pub atmosphere-good menu,attentive service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 11, 2016

The most awesome experience! The food, the drinks and Tom! Tom makes everything exceptional because he is exceptional!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Nothing that we ate was good. The carpaccio was overly slathered in the aioli, the French onion soup tasted bizarrely sweet and unpleasant, the onion rings were soggy, the baked potato insipid, the signature burger just bland. The filet mignon was fatty and had a bizarre flavor in the meat that we did not enjoy in the least. Although this place has great ambiance, we will never be returning here.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Great place - casual but the food and the ambience is great!

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Food was outstanding, and ordered the pimento cheese and pretzels for the appetizer. Server was not the jolliest but he was effective. Steaks were great and reasonably priced

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2016

We used to come here often and the food was amazing, but this time, not so much. Salmon was dry, crawfish hollandaise didn't taste fresh and oysters didn't taste fresh either. Hope it's better next time we go

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Food in the past (steaks and burgers) have been very good. However I had the salmon this evening. I found it boring and tasteless. I'll be back but for red meat!

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